Knowledge Check

When did Zieve publish his landmark paper?

a
1850s
b
1900
c
1950s
1958
d
1980s

Which of the following is/are true concerning the presentation of Zieve’s syndrome?

a
Abdominal pain is common
b
Abdominal pain may mimic a surgical abdomen
c
Constitutional symptoms, including fever, is common
d
Chronic alcoholism is the rule
e
It occurs more commonly in women vs. men

True or false: Zieve syndrome is a subtype of spur cell anemia:

a
True
b
False
Though some authors state this is the case, the two syndromes are clearly distinct. Indeed, spur cells are not typically seen in patients with Zieve syndrome.

Sort the following clinical features according to the syndrome:

Fatty liver
End stage liver disease
Self-liming (reversible)
Mild-moderate cirrhosis
Abdominal pain
Progressive
Acanthocytes
Hyperlipidemia
Terrible prognosis
Few or no acanthocytes
Zieve syndrome
Spur cell anemia

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